Sussex Wedding Photography | Hastings Beach Pre Wedding Shoot – Shanaz & Atiq
Here are a few images from Shanaz & Atiq’s Hastings beach pre wedding shoot in East Sussex. These were shot last year but we were asked not post these publicly until after the wedding so had to wait.
We actually did two pre wedding shoots with the couple. The first shoot, St Katherines Dock in London, had to be cut short as Shanaz needed to finish early due to work the next day.
For the second day we asked Shanaz & Atiq if they would be willing to head over to Hastings Beach so that we can try out our Seascape Portraits with them. They were both adventurous and such good sports that they agreed straight away.
But guess what happens when we get there? No it didn’t rain and we didn’t break our camera gear.
It was the tide. The damned tide! It decided to play tricks on us! In order for the Seascape to work we needed the tide to come in during sunset, which it does normally. But here, it was going out!
By the time I set up the tripod, got the composition and dialled in the settings needed, the water was receding by about a foot at a time.
Lesson learned: never trust fishermen from Hastings. They told us the tide will start coming in at a certain time and we should get to safety by the time the sun goes below the horizon.
Suffice to say, we abandoned the Seascape concept that day as it was getting cold and dark very quickly. Nevertheless, we all had an awesome time and still managed to create some gorgeous images.
Here are some of our favourites from both pre wedding sessions. Check out images from their awesome wedding reception at Cavendish banqueting in London.